Hurricane Delta slammed into Louisiana last week. In response, city employees from D’Iberville are going the extra mile to help out hurricane victims.
D’Iberville city employees are on a mission to let Hurricane Delta victims in Sulpher, Louisiana know they’re not alone. Several employees will make the five-hour drive Friday morning to hand out hot and fresh southern comfort meals. D’Iberville City Manager Clay Jones said, “This is our second trip over to Sulpher, Louisiana. This is the second time they have been hit by a hurricane in less than two months so we’re going to go over there and feed about 400 people, employees and citizens and hopefully get a couple of smiles out of them. We’re just an arm of our community and we’re hoping to represent them well.”
They will leave for Louisiana at 4 in the morning. Jones says the destruction of Hurricane Delta is a reminder of how disastrous Hurricane Katrina was for the Gulf Coast. “Anyone who was around during Katrina remembers how important it was to have a good smiling face and a hot meal. These people down there are suffering and they have been through two storms back to back. It’s humbling. And it brings back some memories, but it’s good for us and our souls as well.”
City officials say the food is courtesy of D’Iberville residents who know all too well what it is like to need a helping hand after a storm. Streets and Drainage Superintendent Bobby Simmons said, “The D’Iberville community is just crazy. If we say we need help, we’ve got people showing out and bringing stuff. If they can’t bring actual donations, then they bring money and we go buy it, cook it and do what we do.”
The meals include Boston butts, baked beans, and coleslaw.